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The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Robert B. Potter,David Barker,Thomas Klak,Denis Conway
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317875990
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 528
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This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system and plantocracy are explored in order to explain the contemporary nature of, and challenges faced by, the Caribbean. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with: the foundations of the Caribbean, rural and urban bases of the contemporary Caribbean, and global restructuring and the Caribbean: industry, tourism and politics.

The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

Life, History and Culture Since 1945

  • Author: Olwyn M. Blouet
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861893130
  • Category: History
  • Page: 159
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When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist’s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the story of “the Caribbean” over the last 50 years, revealing it to be a region positioned at the heart of some the most prominent geopolitical issues of modern times. Navigating a rich mélange of cultures and histories, Blouet unearths a complex narrative that is frequently overlooked in histories of the Americas. In stark contrast to widely-read guidebooks, this chronicle unflinchingly probes two strikingly different worlds in the Caribbean islands—those of the haves and the have-nots—created by the volatile mixture of colonial politics, racial segregation, and economic upheaval. The strategic political relations between Caribbean nations, Cuba in particular, and the world powers during the Cold War; the economic transformations instigated by tourism; and the modernizing efforts of Caribbean nations in order to meet the demands of a globalizing twenty-first century market are among the numerous issues explored by Blouet in her efforts to redress the historical record’s imbalance. The Contemporary Caribbean also explores the proud histories of the region's many nations in sports such as cricket and baseball, as well as their famed cuisines, and the uneasy balance today between local traditions and the vestiges of colonial influence.

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean

Amerindian Survival and Revival

  • Author: Maximilian Christian Forte
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820474885
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. Writing from a range of contemporary perspectives on indigenous presence, identities, the struggle for rights, relations with the nation-state, and globalization, fourteen scholars, including four indigenous representatives, contribute to this unique testament to cultural survival. This book will be indispensable to students of Caribbean history and anthropology, indigenous studies, ethnicity, and globalization."--BOOK JACKET.

Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbean

Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbean

Continuing Aspects of British and French Dominion

  • Author: Paul Sutton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135779619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Richard S. Hillman,Thomas J. D'Agostino
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588266637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 429
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"Carefully designed to enhance readers' comprehension of the diversity and complexities of the region, Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean ranges in coverage from history to politics and economics, from the environment to ethnicity, from religion to the Caribbean diaspora. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and trends." "Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to the region."--Book jacket.

The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

A General Overview

  • Author: Gordon K. Lewis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Caribbean Area
  • Page: 32
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Trade Investment and Development in the Contemporary Caribbean

Trade Investment and Development in the Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Bhoendradatt Tewarie,Roger Hosein
  • Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers
  • ISBN: 9766372632
  • Category: Caribbean Area
  • Page: 306
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"Small open economies like those making up the countries of the Caribbean region share a number of fundamental problems of economic management which ultimately affect the entire development process. Co-authors Bhoe Tewarie and Roger Hosein use Trinidad and Tobago and the management of its energy resources as a case study to examine some of the development challenges that face countries of the region. They make the point that in spite of that country s abundant energy resources which has allowed it to grow at a comparatively rapid rate, Trinidad and Tobago, like lesser endowed CARICOM partners, has had to cope with challenges such as diversification, human development, managerial capacity and institutional weakness, all of which contributed to seven consecutive years of decline between 1983 and 1990. Not only is the availability of resources no guarantee for economic success, it also creates unique problems and in the case of Trinidad and Tobago, this is manifested in uneven development in the energy sector compared to other sectors of the economy and society. While the volume focuses on Trinidad and Tobago, there is ample discussion of a range of issues that affect the entire region extending from trade within CARICOM to globalization, open regionalism, relations with the United States, human capital formation and the role of education systems and educational policy in the development process. Tewarie and Hosein combine their talents and research in the areas of economics, culture, education, literature, trade and investment, and development generally, to produce a volume that is rich in data and insights into the development process. "

Caribbean Patterns

Caribbean Patterns

A Political and Economic Study of the Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Sir Harold Paton Mitchell (bart.)
  • Publisher: Halsted Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 583
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Creole Clay

Creole Clay

Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Patricia J. Fay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813054582
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 376
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In this book, Patricia Fay tells the history of the Anglophone Caribbean by documenting the material culture in the form of locally made earthenware pots--everyday objects that have been central to domestic life dating from precolonial to postcolonial times. Over the course of twenty years and multiple visits to the region, Fay has documented, via text and image, the living heritage of traditional ceramics in the contemporary Caribbean, introducing the reader to the generations of potters, pots, and production techniques. In the process, she charts the history of the region and its people, reminding the reader of the extraordinary historical insights to be gained by examining seemingly quotidian objects.

Phonographic Memories

Phonographic Memories

Popular Music and the Contemporary Caribbean Novel

  • Author: Njelle W. Hamilton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813596594
  • Category:
  • Page: 236
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Phonographic Memories is the first book-length analysis of Caribbean popular music in the Caribbean novel. Tracing a region-wide poetics that attends to the centrality of Caribbean music in retrieving and replaying personal and cultural memories, Hamilton offers a fresh perspective on musical nationalism and nostalgic memory in the era of globalization.

Dual legacies in the contemporary Caribbean

Dual legacies in the contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Author: Clinton L. Beckford
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781536140880
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 346
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The Contemporary Caribbean: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities explores a number of contemporary issues facing the Caribbean, which will be of broad interest to a regional and global audience. The book is written from multiple academic perspectives, but with a strong focus on social sciences.The book will be of interest to a wide and diverse global audience interested in the Caribbean and small island developing states, including:* university professors* researchers and scholars* university students* agricultural scientists and practitioners* agricultural policy-makersThis book is important in adding to the slowly expanding literature on the Caribbean. The contributors are Caribbeanists - researchers and scholars who have conducted extensive research in the region in their chosen fields and are thus experts in their fields. The perspectives they share are thus considered and evidenced-based, framed by their extensive knowledge of the regional context, and argued with regional nuance. It is hoped that readers will find this book insightful, and interesting. Two assessments by Caribbean scholars underscore the value of this volume at this time.

Ethnicity in the Caribbean

Ethnicity in the Caribbean

Essays in Honor of Harry Hoetink

  • Author: Gert Oostindie
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9053568514
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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Race and biologized conceptions of ethnicity have been potent factors in the making of the Americas. They remain crucial, even if more ambiguously than before. This collection of essays addresses the workings of ethnicity in the Caribbean, a part of the Americas where, from the early days of empire through today’s post-colonial limbo, this phenomenon has arguably remained in the center of public society as well as private life. These analyses of race and nation-building, increasingly significant in today’s world, are widely pertinent to the study of current and international relations. The ten prominent scholars contributing to this book focus on the significance of ethnicity for social structure and national identity in the Caribbean. Their essays span a period from the initial European colonization right through today’s paradoxical balance sheet of decolonization. They deal with the entire region as well as the significance of the diaspora and the continuing impact of metropolitan linkages. The topics addressed vary from the international repercussions of Haiti’s black revolution through the position of French Caribbean békés and the Barbadian ‘redlegs’ to race in revolutionary Cuba; from Puerto Rican dance etiquette through the Latin American and Caribbean identity essay to the discourse of Dominican nationhood; and from a musée imaginaire in Guyane through Jamaica’s post independence culture to the predicament of Dutch Caribbean decolonization. Taken together, these essays provide a rare and extraordinarily rich comparative perspective to the study of ethnicity as a crucial factor shaping both intimate relations and the public and even international dimension of Caribbean societies.

Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean

Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean

Contemporary Catholic Reflections

  • Author: Anna Kasafi Perkins,Donald Chambers,Jacqueline Porter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137032464
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 307
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This collection of critical essays and personal reflections explores the insights provided by official statements of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean. In so doing, it presents a critical reading of the corpus with a view to presenting its relevance to the regional and global conversation on matters of human flourishing.

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel

Bolano and After

  • Author: Will H. Corral,Juan E. De Castro,Nicholas Birns
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441123946
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.